Vikings Everson Griffen named NFC Defensive Player of the Month


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Eden Prairie, MN (October 30, 2014) - Vikings DE Everson Griffen has been named NFC Defensive Player of the Month following his performance in four games during the month of October.Griffen recorded an NFC-best 6.0 sacks in a four-game span during the month of October. He was the only player in the conference to record at least 1.0 sack in four games this month. Griffen also led all NFC defensive linemen with 20 total tackles (16 solo) in the month.

Griffen recorded 3.0 sacks at Buffalo (10/19/14), tying a career best. In the game, he also forced his first fumble of the 2014 season and notched a season-best 8 tackles.

His NFC-leading 8.0 sacks on the season tie his career high and rank third in the NFL and first among all defensive ends.

He becomes the first Viking since Jared Allen (October, 2011) to win the award.

VIKINGS NFC DEFENSIVE PLAYERS OF THE MONTH

1986
Doug Martin, DE
September

1989
Keith Millard, DT
October

1992
Chris Doleman, DE
December

1993
Chris Doleman, DE
December/January

1994
Jack Del Rio, LB
September

1994
Anthony Parker, CB
October

1994
John Randle, DT
December

1996
John Randle, DT
October

1997
John Randle, DT
October

1999
John Randle, DT
December

2005
Darren Sharper, S
November

2011
Jared Allen, DE
October

2014
Everson Griffen, DE
October

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